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Professor Anne Tallontire awarded Principal Fellowship (PFHEA) 

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Professor Anne Tallontire has become the ninth colleague currently at the University of Leeds to be recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for her leadership in student education across the institution. Principal Fellowship is awarded by Advance HE to colleagues whose practice involves a sustained record of effectiveness in strategic...

Round-up of OD&PL's student education development opportunities in 2022/23

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Browse a round-up of OD&PL's student education development opportunities in the 2022/23 academic year.   It includes programmes, events and resources to develop your practice, support for professional recognition, leadership development in student education and the opportunity to join several communities of practice for ongoing support. Further opportunities will be added throughout the year and...

Celebrating our PGCAP Graduates 2022

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Congratulations to 11 of our University of Leeds colleagues who have graduated from the University’s  Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). They have all taken part in the course designed to reflect and enhance their teaching practice and to deliver a pedagogical research project. As a result, they have also been awarded AHE Fellowship (FHEA)...

Joanne Shiel awarded Principal Fellowship (PFHEA) 

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Joanne Shiel, Director of Year 1 of the Leeds-SWJT Joint School and Director of Languages for Engineering Programmes, has been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for her leadership and contribution to learning and teaching in higher education. Joanne becomes the sixth colleague at Leeds to achieve Principal Fellow status, and the...

Supporting student learning through synchronous and asynchronous tools

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In this article, I suggest supporting students through a variety of digital technologies to help achieve the main learning outcome of the module: application of key enterprise processes to the development of a new enterprise proposal.  To achieve this learning outcome, students were asked to generate a business idea that they could develop into a new enterprise proposal for...

A Module Fully Integrated into TopHat: Active, Engaging, and Versatile

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This is an example of how to integrate a module fully into a hybrid or online setting using TopHat. Using TopHat, combined with Blackboard and MyMediasite, emphasised active learning and constant student engagement. During the semester, students watched over 200 days of videos and submitted over 100,000 answers to questions.  What did you do? Why did you do...

Generating constructive peer feedback in breakout rooms

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This article suggests a method for improving student engagement and criticality through generating paired peer feedback in breakout rooms.  What did you do? Why did you do it?    This activity made use of Flipgrid, a video recording software which is an office 365 app and available as an optional tab on Teams.  Prior to the live...

Pre-recorded audiovisual resources with external guests

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This video is about how to create pre-recorded audiovisual resources (podcasts and videos) for teaching.  I will explain the process for a recent guest podcast I created, and give some advice on how to manage the process, which will be widely applicable.  View the video in MSstream here. What did you do? Why did you...

Using Podcasts with 'Real World' Leaders to Teach Leadership Ethics

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This example discusses how I incorporated podcasts, featuring leaders from the business world, to provide real-world examples of the application of the theoretical topics discussed in the module.   What did you do? Why did you do it?    I recorded a series of 40-minute podcasts featuring leaders from business and other professional sectors as part of...

University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2021 winners

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Winners have been announced for the inaugural University of Leeds Teaching Awards. The awards celebrate excellent practice in student education, as well as the work and innovation of colleagues to deliver high-quality teaching and learning at Leeds.